The Future Tense

Directed by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor

“It's a fascinating intellectually agile work that manages to be both intensely personal while also relevant to anyone who has ever questioned whether they really know their home country.” Screen Daily

THE FUTURE TENSE is the latest documentary from The Desperate Optimists - Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor - and the follow-up to their acclaimed ROSE PLAYS JULIE (2019) and FURTHER BEYOND (2016). 

With a focus on identity, memory and the thorny issue of nationalism, at its heart THE FUTURE TENSE centres around the filmmakers’ relationship to Ireland, and their adopted home, England. 

Through reflections on personal and social history, THE FUTURE TENSE explores the osmosis between England and Ireland, at this most critical and politically charged of moments.

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From September 2023
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From September 2023